William T. Findlay

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 6 / 26
Date of Birth: 27-Dec-1950
Neighborhood: Oxford Circle
High School: Northeast Catholic High School
Street: Hegerman Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PSC
Date of Casualty: 29-Oct-1970
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
Findlay enjoyed many sports, but none as much as baseball. From the Pee Wee League to Northeast Catholic High School�s varsity team, he devoted his life to the game. His biggest thrill was playing at the old Connie Mack Stadium as a schoolboy. After graduating from high school in 1968, Findlay worked as a packer for France�s Packing Co., on Bustleton Pike. All three of his brothers were army veterans. He was drafted into the army in May 1970. The 19-year-old private first class was a light weapons infantry men with Company B of the 4th Battalion 3rd Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade. He died near Dung Ho, Vietnam, on October 29, 1970. The city pool near his home where he swam as a young man was renamed the William T. Findlay Pool in his honor. In addition to his brothers, Findlay was survived by his parents and three sisters.